Very Little ... Almost Nothing : Death, Philosophy and Literature Paperback
Part of the Warwick Studies in European Philosophy series
Very Little ... Almost Nothing puts the question of the meaning of life back at the centre of intellectual debate.
Its central concern is how we can find a meaning to human finitude without recourse to anything that transcends that finitude.
A profound but secular meditation on the theme of death, Critchley traces the idea of nihilism through Blanchot, Levinas, Jena Romanticism and Cavell, culminating in a reading of Beckett, in many ways the hero of the book.
In this second edition, Simon Critchley has added a revealing and extended new preface, and a new chapter on Wallace Stevens which reflects on the idea of poetry as philosophy.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 20/05/2004
- Category: Literary theory
- ISBN: 9780415340496
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